A teenage boy discovers a coin that can change his life with every flip in this Andre Norton Award–winning sci-fi fantasy for young adult readers.
Sixteen-year-old Ephraim Scott is horrified when he comes home from school and finds his mother unconscious at the kitchen table, clutching a bottle of pills. The reason for her suicide attempt is even more disturbing: She had just identified Ephraim’s body at the morgue that day.
Among his dead double’s belongings, Ephraim finds a strange coin—one that grants wishes when he flips it. With a flick of his thumb, he can turn his alcoholic mother into a model parent or catch the eye of the girl he’s had a crush on since second grade. But the coin doesn’t always change things for the better. And a bad flip can destroy other people’s lives as easily as it improves his own. Now Ephraim must learn to control the power of the coin before his luck runs out.
Winner of the 2012 Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy Book
Finalist of the 2013 Compton Crook Award and 2013 British Fantasy Award for Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award)